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Management Forester

State of Montana
Whitefish, Montana, US
Closing date
Aug 24, 2022

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Conservation science
Land Management
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation's mission is to help ensure that Montana's land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations. The DNRC believes employees are their most important asset. The DNRC empowers employees to exercise professional judgment in carrying out their duties. Employees are provided with the training and tools necessary to achieve the mission. Both team effort and individual employee expertise are supported and sustained. Montana DNRC ( This is for two Management Forester positions. * Job Overview: The Management Forester position independently plans, coordinates, and implements projects necessary to sell timber or related products from trust lands to provide income to the various trusts. These projects are complex and must be designed on a case-by-case basis to conform to numerous constraints and respond to multiple issues. Each project must be analyzed under Montana Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) rules and will require the preparation of document(s) disclosing the adequate level of analysis for each project and may require preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement. This position would serve as the Project Leader for preparation of complex, large-volume forest product sales, timber permits, and other forest product sales. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:* The DNRC may include the following factors in determining whether an applicant meets the qualifications of a position vacancy by: State of MT application form, cover letter, current resume, educational requirements, structured interview, a performance test, job-related reference checks, job-related work experience, job-related past and current performance. *APPLICATION MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION ARE:* * Online State of Montana application * Resume * Cover Letter * References *HELPFUL HINT: You must check the relevant document box to ensure your attachments are uploading correctly to the specific application. *ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES* Trust Land Management: Independently plan, coordinate and evaluate activities on state endowment trust lands and other state and federal lands to maximize net revenue, to provide for the sustainable use of the land and associated resources, and to ensure adherence to state and federal laws and regulations. Physical and Environmental Demands: * An essential function of the position is being capable of vigorous physical activity in all types of weather. The position requires working alone in the field, including winter conditions (using tire chains) and navigating with a map and compass. *Approximately 5% travel time withoccasional overnight travel. *If you are interested in a complete job description please contact HR at What are some benefits that you can expect from working at DNRC? * Paid Vacation, Sick Leave and Holidays * Health, Dental, Prescription, and Vision Coverage * Retirement Plans Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience): The required knowledge, skills and abilities are acquired through a bachelors degree in Forest Management or a related resource management field and 3-4 years of progressively responsible job-related professional experience in forest management. Required knowledge, skills, and abilities: * The position requires extensive knowledge of forest management principles and practices; equipment and techniques used in forest management projects and operations; forest practices and hazard reduction laws, Administrative Rules, standards, guidelines, policies and procedures related to forest management operations and activities; and considerable knowledge of the Montana Environmental Policy Act and related laws and rules governing natural resource management. * Knowledge of the terminology, principles, methods and approaches used in silviculture, ecology, hydrology, wildlife and fisheries biology. Specific knowledge of plant taxonomy, habitat typing, timber cruising, log scaling, harvesting systems, data collection and sampling techniques; road design and layout; fire behavior, fire suppression techniques, land surveying and timber appraisal procedures. * The position requires skill in the use and operation of tools, equipment and vehicles used in wildland fire control, forest management activities and field office operations; operation of 4-wheel drive vehicles, ATVs/UTVs and skill in the use of computer hardware and software related to forest management business operations (word processing, spreadsheets, internet, e-mail and smart devices) and specialized resource management software. * The position requires the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. * The position often works independently and requires critical thinking skills as they work in remote work conditions and may encounter various hazards throughout a typical workday including wildlife, road conditions, hazardous terrain and encounters with the public in various high-tension settings that may require de-escalation and conflict resolution. SPECIAL INFORMATION: *Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. A valid driver's license is required with less than 12 conviction points in the most recent completed 36 months. *ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: *In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three days of hire documents that show authorization to work in the United States. Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or Social Security card along with a drivers license or other picture I.D., or a U.S. passport, or a "green card". * Job: Project/Program Management* *Title: * Management Forester - 60157 Location: Olney Requisition ID: 22140314

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